Being famous is like being pregnant, according to star Bryan Cranston.

The Breaking Bad star insists fame definitely has a downside in that complete strangers feel like they know you.

"Being (famous) is almost like being a pregnant woman. People think they can just put their hand on your belly and tell you, 'Oh, you're going to have a boy!' It's like having a complete stranger fondling you," he told The Hollywood Reporter.

"And they have this sensibility where they feel comfortable coming up to you and saying, 'You know that thing you did? I didn't like that movie'."


But the Golden Globe winner said he would rather people have a bad reaction to his roles than no reaction at all.

"I'd rather have people fiercely angry with me so long as they're moved to some emotion. Even if the emotion was off-target, even if I was trying to move the audience one place and they go another.

"You missed - but at least they felt something."